Shaw Media sports copy editor Kevin Murphy picks his top sporting events to watch on TV this weekend with a spotlight on local graduates:
College football: Toledo at Central Michigan, 11 a.m., today, WPWR-50
Kaneland graduate and CMU defensive end Blake Serpa looks to help the Chippewas pick up a Mid-American Conference win.
College football: Western Michigan at Iowa, 11 a.m., today, BTN
Former Kaneland and Northern Illinois football star and Western Michigan coach P.J. Fleck will try to get his first win as a Division I coach.
“I think it’s one of the hardest nonconference schedules you can have in the country, as far as three out of four being Big Ten schools,” Fleck said in a news conference this week. “I love the challenge. The fact that we get to play on the Big Ten Network and play Big Ten teams, I think it’s wonderful for our kids.”
Fleck stopped by Kaneland with his Broncos on Friday before heading to Iowa City, Iowa.
LeShun Daniels Jr. is a true freshman for the Hawkeyes. He played at DeKalb High School in his underclassmen years. Daniels had 30 rushing yards against Missouri State this season.
College football: Michigan at Connecticut, 7 p.m. today, ABC
Marmion’s Ryan Glasgow and Graham Glasgow look to keep the Wolverines undefeated. The Glasgows are from DeKalb.
Pro football: Bears at Pittsburgh, 7:30 p.m. Sunday, NBC
Not a fan of the Emmys? Try some football.
I like the Bears’ chances against the Steelers. Only 10 points against Cincinnati on Monday night? Ben Roethlisberger looks old, compared to Jay Cutler, even though Cutler is a year younger.
SET THE DVR
Pro hockey: Blackhawks at Detroit, preseason, 5 p.m. Sunday, NHL Network
Still trying to get over your Stanley Cup hangover? Well, here’s the cure. More hockey. Yes, it’s preseason, but you know why you should watch? Because it’s the Hawks.
CATCH THE HIGHLIGHTS LATER
WNBA: Sky at Indiana, playoffs, first round, Game 2, 2 p.m. Sunday, ESPN2
Elena Delle Donne and Sylvia Fowles should help carry the Sky onto the next round of the playoffs.
• Agree? Disagree? Is someone from the Daily Chronicle coverage area going to be on TV? Let Kevin Murphy know at firstname.lastname@example.org.